Tom Cruise Net Worth

Net Worth: $550 million
Age: 56
Full name: Thomas Cruise Mapother
Born: July 3, 1962
Country of Origin: United States of America
Occupation: Actor
Last Updated: 2018


This article will tell you all you need to know about legendary actor Tom Cruise. His net worth in 2018, his career, relationships etc.

Tom Cruise’s Early Life

Born on July 3, 1962, Thomas Cruise Mapother best known by his stage name Tom Cruise, is an American actor and producer.

Cruise was born in Syracuse, New York, the son of Mary Lee (née Pfeiffer), a special education teacher, and Thomas Cruise Mapother III, an electrical engineer, both originally from Louisville, Kentucky.

He has three female siblings: Lee Anne, Marian, and Cass.

They are of triple ancestry – English, German and Irish. Cruise grew up in near poverty, and had a Catholic upbringing.

He described his father as a bully and that he learnt greatly from those childhood experience of his.

His father got a job opportunity, hence in order for his father to take this position as a defense consultant with the Canadian Armed Forces, his family moved to Beacon Hill, Ottawa, in late 1971 hence he spent part of his childhood in Canada.

There in Canada, Cruise attended the newly opened Robert Hopkins Public School for much of grade four and grade five.

In sixth grade, Cruise left Robert Hopkins Public School for Henry Munro Middle School in Ottawa, Canada.

In the early portion of the year, Cruise’s mother left his father, taking Cruise and his sisters back to the United States.

His father kicked the bucket in 1984 due to cancer. He was placed on a church scholarship, hence for a short while, he attended a Franciscan seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio and aspired to become a Catholic priest, before his interest in acting.

Tom Cruise’s Relationship, Marriage and Family

Before Cruise’s marriage life, back in the 1980s, Cruise was in relationships with older women, including Rebecca De Mornay: three years older than Cruise, Patti Scialfa; who was nine years older than he; and Cher, who was sixteen years ahead of his age.


You might say he had a liking for older women. I agree.

Cruise has been married three times, all to actresses and none of them kept to their vows as they have all signed divorce papers.

They are Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes. He has three children.

During his marriage life with Kidman, they adopted two children and he has one biological daughter with Holmes, whom he divorced in 2012.

Tom Cruise’s Career

His career life started in the teenage age of 19, when he first debuted in Endless Love (1981), down to 1983 where he was featured in The Outsiders.

He received vast attention for playing a star role in the action drama Top Gun (1986) as Lieutenant Pete “Maverick” Mitchell.  In 1988, he starred in Cocktail, which earned him a nomination for the Razzie Award for Worst Actor.

In the drama that came to limelight on July 4 1989, Cruise portrayed real-life paralyzed Vietnam War veteran/anti-war activist, Ron Kovic and received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Motion Picture Actor, a nomination for BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Cruise’s first Best Actor Academy Award nomination.

In 1990s, Cruise was a star alongside Jack Nicholson in the legal drama A Few Good Men (1992) and starred in a number of box office hits including The Firm (1993) and Interview with the Vampire (1994), before starring as IMF agent Ethan Hunt in the action spy thriller.

Impossible (1996), was the debut of a commercially successful movie. The success it recorded was a box office one.

Cruise’s next films were Days of Thunder (1990) and Far and Away (1992), the film featured Cruise and then-wife Nicole Kidman as stars.

In 1994, Cruise was starred in Neil Jordan’s Interview that was based on Ann’s best-selling novel.

In 1999, Cruise received the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture and added to it is that he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

His second nomination for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe was earned by Cruise after he took on the title role in Jerry Maguire in 1996.

He had added to the list, another Golden Globe and nomination for an Academy Award after performing as a motivational speaker in Magnolia.

He bagged a Saturn Award for the Best Actor for his performance in Vanilla Sky (2001) and afterwards worked hand in glove with director Steven Spielberg.

He was featured in 2006. He took up his role as Ethan Hunt in the third installment of the Mission Impossible film series and got positive feedbacks.

In 2007, he met a commercial disappointment as he took a rare supporting role for the second time in Lions for Lambs.

In 2008, via his performance, a Golden Globe nomination was added to his career achievements.

March 2010 had the action-comedy Knight and Day completely filmed by Cruise, in which he re-teamed with former costar Cameron Diaz; the film was released on June 23, 2010.

At the release of the film that Cruise got confirmations about him being featured on, in December 2011, it recorded to be Cruise’s biggest commercial success to date.

As a dedicated philanthropist Cruise on May 6, 2011, he received a humanitarian award from the Simon Wiesenthal Centre and Museum of Tolerance for his work.

The movie, Rock of Ages, in which Cruise played Stacee Jaxx’s character went through the filming process and was released in June 2012.

In 2012, Cruise was the entity after which the movie scaled.


He was starred as Jack Reacher in the film adaptation of British author Lee Child’s 2005 novel “One Shot” and it was released on December 21, 2012.

In its success rating, it grossed $216,568,266 worldwide.

Cruise hit the record that made him the eighth highest-grossing actor in North America and one of the top-grossing actors worldwide in 2012 after a check on all that his films have grossed.

In 2013, he starred in the science fiction film Oblivion based on director Joseph Kosinski’s graphic novel of the same name alongside Morgan Freeman and Olga Kurylenko.

Amidst scrutiny, it still grossed $285,600,588 worldwide afterwards.

As of mid-2015, Cruise’s films have grossed about $8.2 billion worldwide.

Cruise starred in the 2017 reboot of Boris Karloff’s 1932 horror movie The Mummy.

The new film, also titled The Mummy, has the following as the production crew – Alex Kurtzman, Chris Morgan, and Sean Daniel.

It was written by Jon Spaihts and directed by Kurtzman. In 2018, Cruise again reprised Ethan Hunt, in the sixth film in his franchise, Mission: Impossible – Fallout.

Presently, the movie man, Cruise humbly resides in a penthouse unit in Condo (in Clearwater) in a suburb of Tampa, Florida.

Tom Cruise’s Net Worth 2018

Talking about Cruise’s net worth, it would be necessary to take a work through her earnings…

Tom Cruise made $30,000 for his first role. The pay he got for being featured in Endless Love is not commensurate with the small supporting role that he played in the movie.

He made a pretty solid pay of $30,000 per day. Added this was the recognition he got afterwards.

Tom Cruise made his first million-dollar payday with Top Gun just in a little while away from his appearance in 1983’s The Outsiders and Risky Business.

According to a reliable source, Statistic Brain Research Institute, Cruise made his first big paycheck with 1986’s Top Gun .

Consequent upon these waves of his, he was on his way up the Hollywood peak and was paid a cool $2 million for his part.

According to Forbes, Tom Cruise is rich, really rich. He made an estimated $75 million between May 2011 and May 2012 alone.

Tom Cruise’s total net worth estimated $550 million in 2018.

The films starring Tom Cruise have made an adjusted gross total of $6,645,436,200. So not only is Cruise rich but everyone around him is too.



With the release of another part of blockbuster movie “Mission Impossible” still to be released, Tom Cruise has some roles to play in the movie Industry.

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